The National University Health System (NUHS) was established in January 2008. A joint venture between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and MOH Holdings, the NUHS groups the National University Hospital and the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry under a common governance structure to create synergies to advance its tripartite mission of excellence in clinical care, translational clinical research and education. These include training healthcare providers and scientists while conducting research that focuses on bringing solutions to major healthcare challenges faced by Singaporeans.
The comprehensive infrastructure on the Kent Ridge campus is being developed to include extensive research and education facilities. These will be housed within the upcoming Centre for Translational Medicine building, as well as an academic medicine building that will be home to a number of specialist outpatient clinics. Together with a new building for the Faculty of Dentistry and two national centres for cancer and cardiovascular medicine, the campus development programme will enable the NUHS to fulfill its mission.
The NUH is a tertiary hospital and major referral centre for a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and dental specialties including Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery. The Hospital also provides organ transplant programmes for adults (in kidney, liver and pancreas) and is the only public hospital in Singapore to offer paediatric kidney and liver transplant programme.
Staffed by a team of healthcare professionals who rank among the best in the field, the NUH offers quality patient care by embracing innovations and advances in medical treatment.
In 2004, the NUH became the first Singapore hospital to receive the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, an international stamp for excellent clinical practices in patient care and safety. Today, patient safety and good clinical outcomes remain the focus of the hospital as it continues to play a key role in the training of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, and in translational research which paves the way for new cures and treatment, offering patients hope and a new lease of life.
A member of the National University Health System, it is the principal teaching hospital of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the NUS Faculty of Dentistry.
For more information, please visit www.nuh.com.sg